By Vamien McKalin | Apr 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
Twitter Music is here, but not yet for everyone, so continue to have some patience; the app will be at your fingertips soon. It will be interesting to see if Twitter is capable of making a splash with this app, or if it will slowly move to the backseat of irrelevancy.
Twitter Music allows for the discovery of popular music that is trending on Twitter, based on the bands you follow. The iPhone app is centered around four tabs, which are easily accessible by swiping from left to right, according to Good Morning America.
The first tab is called the popular page: this shows what is trending across Twitter. The emerging tab, on the other hand, shows hidden talent found in tweets. The next tab is called Suggested, and it brings to the table artists the user might like, according to which artists the user follows on Twitter. Finally, the #NowPlaying tab shows songs your friends are listening to.
How does it work? If your friend tweets that he/she is listening to the Foo Fighters, that song will show up on the page and you can just tap to listen to it also.
Something to note: You can't listen to full songs unless you are a subscriber of Spotify or Rdio; song previews will be provided by iTunes. Worry not if your favorite music streaming service is not yet available, Twitter is trying to gobble up more partners. Hopefully, it will get an Xbox Music partnership, as that is one of the best music subscription services on the planet.
What Twitter is doing here is nothing revolutionary; however, it doesn't need to be. As long as it works well and users are able to tune into their favorite songs, Twitter Music should garner a decent following.
For those interested, the app will come first for iOS and the Web and music.twitter.com, Android and Windows Phone users will have to wait a little longer.
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